Doc Brown wrote:1.) It's not as easy as either way. If you are making the claim he is injury prone or has an injury history. You better have the facts to back that up, otherwise why make that claim?
2.)Faried is asking for a multi-million dollar extension for 10 million plus a year. Our current position isn't right to give Hill money, but it's fine getting a guy that wants a fat contract?
3.) We trade Hill for a starting PG, now we need a starting C. Which one is easier to find these days?
4.) If we can get a star for Hill, I'm all for it. We can get a starting PG in Lowry, used him as an example, in FA and still keep Hill. I just don't see the point of trading Hill for pieces like that, when we can get it in FA and/or we lose a starter to gain a starter at another position.
Ok maybe I should have said he hasn't shown that he can be relied upon for an entire season & play big minutes yet.. He's certainly been injury prone during his tenure as a Laker.. He had his role limited every season until this 1.. It's possible that he's just breaking out due to the playing time & he's going to go on to be a top 10 PF in the league.. But would you really bet on him doing that over a guy like Faried?
To your 2nd point, yes Faried is asking for an extension but he won't be a free agent until 2015. So not only do we get a player with more of a track record for being able to contribute over the stretch of a complete season/playoff run, we also get an extra season to evaluate his play & have a better idea of what he's actually worth paying.
Yeah it's harder to get a good starting C, but that hasn't been a problem for us over the years.. but I'm sure if we trade Hill & pieces for a starting PG it won't be the only move we make.. You have Blake playing like a legit starting PG, Farmar already being underplayed, & possibly even Nash attempting to play again.. Unless Nash retires or Blake is included with Hill, there's no doubt we trade 1 of them. Our defense would be atrocious with Pau & Kaman anchoring it but if we can get a star PG I think that's a chance you have to take.. I'm not saying give him up for any starting PG in the league.. But if he can be part of a package for a player like Rondo, Teague, Lawson, or Dragic.. That's something we have to do..